Thank you to all the parents who attended our Teams online Curriculum Evening this week. It was a lovely way of getting to know you, and we hope you found the information useful. Please do not worry if you were unable to attend or had technical difficulties, the information can all be found in the packs sent out by Rachel in the office. If you do have any further questions, please do contact us at any time. We can’t believe how well the children have all settled; it has been such a fantastic start to the year.
This week we have been looking at things that we like. We have decorated capital ‘i’s’ to help the children learn the tricky high frequency word ‘I’ so they can begin to recognise it within text. The children have made drawings and talked about family members. We have also been talking about how everyone is different and special, and writing this down. We have also matched numerals to their matching Numicon pieces. The children are currently being assessed, so teachers have a good idea of how each child learns, what they already know and what their next steps are.
Next week, we will continue the focus of Ourselves, looking at My Body, My Senses and My Feelings.
Thank you to those who have already sent in family holiday photos and information regarding family heritage. We look forward to receiving the rest of these.
With best wishes,
Miss Treppass and Mrs. Barrett Nnochiri
The Upper Foundation Team
Today Luna brought the class in some delicious honey cake which she had baked at home with her mummy for Jewish New Year
Shalom from them
In RS this week, we have been learning about the Synagogue and discussing items that could be found in this place of worship.
The classes enjoyed holding real life objects and learnt the names of each item. We will continue to discuss the Jewish faith next week.
Alice in Fun-derland
"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"
Year 2 enjoyed re-enacting a section of Alice in Wonderland during English. They enjoyed watching an extract from the Disney show, drawing a story map and sequencing the events.
The children had fun colouring and cutting their characters for their story. They worked well together and delivered some amazing drama. The creative juices were flowing.
“This is going to be fun!” said Zara
“Ooh! I want to do it again!” shouted Oliver
“Could we do the whole story?” asked Tippi
Body to Body
In Science this half term, Year 3 are learning more about the human body. This week we conducted an experiment to test the impact of calcium on our bone strength! Mr Meza soaked one chicken bone in vinegar for 7 days to remove the calcium and another in water for 7 days. He then clamped both chicken bones to the table and the children in 3CF added more and more weight until the bones snapped! We found out that the chicken bone with less calcium was the weakest and snapped after just 1kg, but the chicken bone with more calcium didn't snap until we had added 3kg!
Year 6 have enjoyed their first lesson on their new laptops this week - 6AH did some e-safety work and 6JW started working on Band Lab which they will use this term to compose, produce and record music.
In Science we have been investigating the role of calcium in bones! We added different weights to bones which had been in water, and bones which had been in vinegar (which dissolves calcium) to see what would happen.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
We made some delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Cookies with Year 3 on Wednesday. More tasty treats await!
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